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The Meltdown

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To make extra money, Sue keeps her runway open during the busy summer months, hosting scientists, hunters and bush pilots at the camp.

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During the summer months, Sue's camp in Kavik is generally busy with visitors who use the location as a launch point for expeditions into the wilderness. But the rapidly melting snow is encroaching on her runway. A flooded runway means no supplies and no business. In Noorvik, Chip and Agnes and their kids embark on a vital fishing trip hundreds of miles north. Everything they catch will be used for trade, selling and consumption.

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